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26 August 2016
I know some of the post-election commentary about innovation has been a bit negative, but my experience on the ground is that the “Ideas Boom” is really starting to gain momentum. The reshaping of some grants, programs and the launch of others are leaving an impact. But so too is the level of interest, enthusiasm and participation outside of government activities.
- CRC-P Round 2 applications are now open. Application close 26 October
- CRC Round 18 Stage 2 applications announced
31 August 2016
digi.cash, a spin-off company of the Capital Markets CRC, today officially launched the digital Australian dollar.The electronic version of the currency is digitally 'minted' as electronically signed coins and banknotes. These can be held on smartphones, computers or storage media. Just like cash, online users can transfer coins and notes between each other via free, instant transactions.
CRC Association – bringing knowledge together
Comments on the Discussion Paper (March 2016) on the Control Tool and Technology Development Grants Programme1 April 2016
The Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Association welcomes the invitation to comment on the discussion paper informing the development of the Control Tool and Technology Development Grants Programme.
The CRC Association respectfully submits that the grants programme as described in the discussion paper is unlikely to deliver a significant impact on established pests and weeds in Australia.
If you are thinking about postgraduate study, you’ll also be thinking about postgraduate work.
A third of PhD-trained researchers in Australia work in industry but this proportion is set to boom during your career (in the US it’s more like two-thirds).
So if you are thinking about further study, give some thought to where you’ll end up working and consider training through a Cooperative Research Centre (CRC). CRCs give you industry experience and the chance to work on the major challenges facing Australia.